Archive for September 5th, 2017:

Voyager 1 at 40: Scientists ‘amazed’ 1970s space probe still works

The Voyager 1 and 2 space probes were launched 40 years ago and continue to send back data from the outer solar system and interstellar space, despite relying on technology developed in the 1970s. Video produced by Trystan Young Listen to The Newsroom on the World Service. Article source:

Memorial held for green campaigner

Image caption Mr Tindale worked in government, but also led Greenpeace for five years A memorial service has been held for the influential environmentalist Stephen Tindale, who died in July. Mr Tindale was the UK head of Greenpeace from 2000 to 2005. Around 200 family members and colleagues from the environment movement attended at Mary’s

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Northern lights linked to North sea whale strandings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This sperm whale was one of a number stranded on this beach in the Netherlands Large solar storms, responsible for the northern lights, may have played a role in the strandings of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea early in 2016. A new study says these geomagnetic disruptions

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